President Donald Trump is likely to sign legislation that he says will end a decades-long wall built by his predecessor to stop illegal immigration, his administration is expected.
Trump will sign the legislation, which would allow the Department of Homeland Security to use money from an existing fund to pay for the wall.
It would also allow the president to increase the number of border patrol agents.
The president has said he will not pay for a border wall with a tax increase.
Trump signed the bill on Friday and has vowed to sign a bill by the end of the week.
The legislation would extend the deadline for congressional approval of the border wall to March 7, 2019, and extend the timeline for congressional appropriations.
It also requires the Department for Homeland Security, which includes the Department’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to pay $2 billion a year for the construction of the wall and to begin construction by July 2021.
The bill would also give Trump the authority to increase funding for the agency that runs border security operations to $100 billion.
The House passed the legislation on Wednesday and Senate Democrats have not yet taken up the legislation.
It is expected the Senate will take up the measure by next week.
Democrats have been pushing for the measure to be passed for months.
House Democrats have long said they were against the bill, which they say would undermine border security efforts and undermine border enforcement efforts.
The bill has drawn opposition from many Republicans.
President Donald Trump (R) signs the Border Security and Economic Partnership Act into law at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 29, 2021.
President Trump signed the Border Services Reform and Enforcement Act into Law at the Oval Office in Washington.
Trump signed this bill into law on Friday.
President Ronald Reagan signed the border security act into law in 1981.
The border security bill was signed into law by Reagan in 1980.